PSA: Don't buy speakers out of a White Van / other vehicle

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Craig234

Lifer
May 1, 2006
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I expect someone bought my unopened Yamaha YSP-4100 sound bar that was burglarized out of a van of some color. (Don't laugh at sound bar, it had like 46 speakers and retailed for $1800).
 

Muse

Lifer
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Many years ago (45?) I responded to an ad to buy a pair of legendary speakers, used. The seller looked hip and groovy enough but when I got them home and inspected them I discovered that the woofers had been swapped out for others... they weren't the genuine article. I was super pissed off and confronted the seller but he deflected me, wouldn't refund my purchase, the bastard (yea, he came off as a real bastard). I still have them in a spare room, rarely used.
 

Ichinisan

Lifer
Oct 9, 2002
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I keep seeing the obvious white van special speakers showing up at thrift stores.

Even saw one at a pawn shop recently. Based on the asking price, the pawn shop definitely got fooled / ripped-off.
 

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